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Science: Why is ketchup so hard to pour?

Ever go to pour ketchup on your fries…and nothing comes out? Or the opposite happens, and your plate is suddenly swimming in a sea of red?

George Zaidan describes the physics behind this frustrating phenomenon, explaining how ketchup and other non-Newtonian fluids can suddenly transition from solid to liquid and back again.

Lesson by George Zaidan, animation by TOGETHER.

Can We Live Forever? [The Advanced Apes]

Humans have always dreamed of eternal youth and life. Throughout history our desire for longer life spans manifested itself in religion and mythology.

Today, our dreams of eternity are being explored scientifically. Where could sciences related to ending aging take our species in the future? Could the science of the 21st century lead to radical life extension?

Pay with your hand using vein scanning

Paying for a coffee or lunch by simply scanning your palm still sounds like science fiction to most of us. However, an engineering student at Lund University in Sweden has made it happen - making his the first known company in the world to install the vein scanning technique in stores and coffee shops.

(vía PCMag.com)

Who Invented the Internet? And Why?

Nuclear war, cat gifs and reddit? Wait, what?

Who was the genius who came up with all of that? The internet is such a crucial tool in our daily lives today that we hardly remember that it hasn’t been here forever. But yeah, it is actually not that old. We still have fuzzy memories about the time before the first thing in the morning was to check email and browse our favorite blogs and youtube channels. Well, let’s explore how the internet came into existence and why.

www.Kurzgesagt.org

This is Your Brain on Engineering

This Easter, we wanted to highlight some of the reasons more choices for girls are so important. Why stay on a conveyor belt when you can build your own Ferris wheel, after all?

We’re GoldieBlox, a toy company out to show the world that girls deserve more choices than dolls and princesses. We believe that femininity is strong and girls will build the future — literally.

Our founder, Debbie Sterling, is a Stanford engineer who decided that girls need more choices than the pink aisle has to offer. She developed GoldieBlox, an interactive book series + construction set starring Goldie, the kid inventor who loves to build.

More info:
goldieblox.com/pages/this-is-your-brain-on-engineering-easter-video

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